Sudden Cardiac Arrests, strokes, heart attacks and many other serious medical emergencies claim hundreds of lives everyday. There are around 60,000 Sudden Cardiac Arrests outside of the hospital every year, many of them in the workplace so being prepared and confident will save lives. Making sure you have the correct medical supplies and emergency equipment is essential but also the right quality training that has been tailored to your workplace. You can see our first aid courses here.
A recent industry survey showed that less than 50% of businesses feel confident that they could handle a medical emergency, this is scary when we spend so much of our lives at work. Many businesses are worried about budgets and the costs when it comes to choosing training, but it is important to get the best training which employees can feel more confident in.
Another shocking statistic is that 55% of businesses do not own a defibrillator because they feel the costs are too high. Defibrillators save lives and can be the difference between the life of an employee. Currently only 20% of cardiac arrest victims are in a ‘shockable’ rhythm when the emergency services arrive; this figure can be increased if more cardiac arrest victims received immediate action.
The OTS Shop offers many affordable defibrillators and our trainers who have medical backgrounds would be more than happy to give you and your business free advice. Without immediate treatment, 90-95% of Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims will die.
Make your employees feel valued and let them know that their safety is important in any workplace. Invest in quality training and life saving equipment, this gives confidence to you, your employees and your customers. We offer commercial courses tailored to your business needs or public courses across the South West.
Source : Defib Shop